Medieval Fortress rich in history in the Umbrian countryside

  • 1.700.000

1244 mq





Imagine going back in time and finding yourself in an authentic medieval Fortress, an imposing dwelling that evokes legends of Knights and Ladies surrounded by 5 hectares of land divided between woods, fertile fields and more than 120 olive trees. This idyllic bucolic setting is not just a suggestion of the past, but represents a unique and real opportunity for those seeking an unparalleled experience, enveloped in the charm and potential of an extraordinary place.  Built in the 9th century by the bishop of Orvieto, this medieval fort has seen illustrious owners pass through its walls up to the marquises of Monte Santa Maria in the 18th century, who made modifications and restorations that turned this structure into a true architectural gem. Among its most fascinating features are the cross-vaulted portico and the refurbished roofs of the northern section, not to mention the bell commissioned by Marquis Marius Borbonus, which still rings in the northern part of the fortress. After a careful renovation in 1970, this property was transformed into a private residence offering spacious and cozy living spaces that retain the evocative original stone flooring, a rarity within medieval walls. The main building is spread over three levels and offers a considerable range of comforts and services. On the ground floor there is a billiard room, a music room, a large living room with sofas, a gym and a bar serving the pool; while on the first floor there is a spacious kitchen, a large living room with a study, a dining room and a fireplace, as well as a guest suite with a double bed and bathroom. Continuing on, a bedroom with private access from the outside leads to another bedroom with bathroom and kitchen. On the second floor, four bedrooms with their bathrooms complete the living spaces. The outbuilding adjacent to the Fort consists of a living area with fireplace and kitchen on the ground floor, and two bedrooms plus bathroom on the first floor.  This property, located a short distance from Orvieto, offers a unique and fascinating experience and is ready to welcome anyone wishing to immerse themselves in history and comfort. The atmosphere here is truly unique, a perfect blend of history and nature. The well-kept garden offers the ideal space to relax by the pool or organize an outdoor lunch with friends and family. The gazebos with barbecue allow for outdoor dining, enjoying the cool evening breeze. Undoubtedly, this place represents an oasis of peace and fun immersed in the beauty of the Umbrian countryside. The property also includes a small church to be renovated.


Located a few kilometers from Orvieto, Ficulle is a small medieval village that the famous Manzoni describes as a ‘Spectacle of Places’. This gem, strategically located halfway between Città della Pieve and Orvieto, is a real  gastronomic center, surrounded by unspoilt nature and overlooking the magnificent Chiani valley. The village, which was part of the Papal State in 1461 until the unification of Italy, is home to the evocative Castello della Sala, today the site of one of Italy’s most prestigious wineries owned by the Antinori family. The distance to important cultural and historical centers is short, with Rome only 130 km by car, Florence 146 km, Assisi airport 74 km and Perugia 62 km.


Sale / Rent : Sale
Municipality or province : Ficulle
Category : Cottages
Rooms : 36
Bedrooms : 9
Bathrooms : 8
Mq : 1244 mq
Mq Giardino - Terreno : 53740.99
Energy class : G
Latitude : 42.83821306295156
Longitude : 12.067451477050783
Country : Italy
State : Terni
City : Ficulle

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